Saturday, March 7

Today is Saturday of Week 8. I hope you are having a nice weekend! If you did not finish up the end-of-week assignments on Friday, you can do that this weekend — and if you missed them, here's a link to Friday's announcements.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Assignment Stack. Much to my own surprise, I got through the Stack on Friday, so I was able to read and reply to all the assignments turned in before Friday. As always, you can check the stack to make sure I received your Project assignment; I'll be updating the stack periodically over the weekend. To get comments back sooner rather than later, turn in your assignment today — if you wait until Sunday to do that, you'll have a longer wait for comments back from me.

Scheduling: For those of you who are consistently finishing your work during the grace periods after the deadlines, I would urge you to try to rein in your schedule and work ahead of the deadlines. That way, the grace period will be available for real emergencies. If you treat the grace period as your deadline, that means you won't have room to maneuver if a real emergency does come up. You might find it helpful to review this advice about Creating Your Own Class Schedule.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Writing Tip: Help a thief! Here is further proof that punctuation can save the world. :-)

Words to Watch: Today's words to watch out for are CANON and CANNON. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Law and Order: The Shape Shifters Unit. Meet the shape-shifters — Hanuman, Indra, Maricha — whose tireless efforts in defense of law and order now keep the city of Ayodhya safe.

FREE eBook: The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang. This blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book. You will find all kinds of fabulous stories in here, including stories from Japan and also the hilarious story of "Peter Bull."

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Every day a person grows more wise (a Polish proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. The Polish is "Co dzień człowiek mędrszy."

Ramayana Image: Today's Ramayana image is Sita and Mother Earth. Here you see Sita leaving Rama at last, going back to Bhumi Devi, the Earth goddess, her mother.

Saturday Event on Campus: There will be a performance of La Cage Aux Folles in Holmberg Hall at 8PM (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

Note: You can page back through older blog posts to see any announcements you might have missed, and you can check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day.